PASSION,DANGER AND ROMANCE AT ITS BEST!
(Tuesday, June 5, 2012)
WHISPER TO ME OF LOVE by Shirlee Busbee is an interesting historical romance set in Regency England. It is written with vivid descriptions and with engaging characters. Follow Morgan Fowler and Royce Manchester on a journey of discovery as they learn long keep secret and villainy concerning Morgan. A fast paced story of love,villainy,secrets,betrayal,privilege and power of British Regency. A must read that will have you holding your breath as Morgan and Royce find love,romance,passion,danger,and reveal a long kept secret.Can a raven haired beauty go from pick pocket to heiress? When events change and she gets caught picking Royce's pocket,she and her brothers learn what it is like to have someone to care. A delicious read with a scandal or two. It will leave you wanting more from this author. Ms. Busbee is a wonderful storyteller. If you enjoy secrets,British villainy,Regency romance,and twists and turns you will enjoy
(Monday, February 20, 2012)
Reviewer: Kathy Jund
Shirlee Busbee’s newest release, Whisper to me of Love is a romantic step back in time to London England during the summer of 1815. Thirty-three year old Royce Manchester a wealthy American from Louisiana has the fine good looks to go along with his fat wallet. Royce venturing to London for summer holiday with his twenty-year-old cousin Zachary in tow soon finds that he is the object of much attention. Not only do the marriage eligible women find him fascinating he has also caught the ire of Lord Stephen Devlin the Earl of St. Audries. Lord Stephen unpopular as he is within the members of the ton carries a resentment that an American can find himself welcomed there. Royce has also garnered the attention of the notorious one-eyed man who heads the knot that contains the bulk of pickpockets and thieves in all of London. The three Fowler children considered the best among those taking their orders from the one-eyed man; find themselves put to service to lighten Royce of his finery. Jacko the oldest, followed by Ben and the ever-elusive Pip with the lightest fingers of all set out to find their prey, in what should prove to be another day of easy pickings. All too soon, the plan goes awry and sets into motion the chain of events that bring to the surface a twenty-year old secret of deception and greed pushing to the forefront the most unsuspecting of participants as its victim within the center of it all. An exciting read, full of danger and lies while weaved within are the threads containing a true tale of romance! (All 537 pages of it!)
A book with cake and the icing to go with it!
(Friday, February 10, 2012)
Reviewer: Reader's Edyn
Royce is an American, kicking it in England for a bit. He is very well off and has family within the ton. So basically, he is eligible, sought after, and very much in demand. But lately Royce has felt a bit bored with life within the ton. He is considering cutting his trip short to return home when he literally grasps the hand of a crook attempting to pick his pocket. Royce is cornered into reforming the filthy thief and soon discovers him to be a her. Well, the game changed from that moment on. And Royce finds himself entertaining the most delicious fantasies with Pip as the star. But more to the point, Royce has some suspicions as to Pip’s true identity, but he’ll have to protect her from those who intend her harm before he can prove who she truly is. ~~~
Pip is a rather talented thief. She and her two brothers are quite handy for the one-eyed man, who frequently sets them to particular targets to steal from. And the one-eyed man is pretty ticked off with Royce. Every time he turns around the blasted American is thwarting his plans. And when Royce ends up with Pip, he has a lot of work ahead of him if he is to carry out the plans he has had for Pip since the day of her birth. For Pip is truly Morgana. No, not a spoiler. The reader will pretty much guess very early on at Pip’s true identity, so I am not giving anything away here. ~~~
I enjoyed this book so much! The transformation in Pip from street urchin to Morgana was a joy to “watch” unfold. And how can you not love Royce, the brooding American who constantly castigates himself for his rutting tendencies. That was priceless. The chemistry between both characters was phenomenal. And of course, they had a long way to make it to HEA. I cannot tell you how much I prefer the HEA to face conflict prior to achieving it. The story is frequently enhanced in so many ways when the characters have to work toward attaining their one great love. My only issue is toward the end of the book. There are a lot of secondary characters in one location and they all seem to just melt away. The reader is left to assume their reasons for being where they are and then there is no reaction from any of them when a death occurs. I found that odd. I just dislike unanswered questions. ~~~
What I really want to know is why, for Pete sake, why, have I not read Ms. Busbee before. I have to tell you that I have found some truly entertaining authors since I started reviewing and cannot believe how much I used to limit myself without even knowing it. I had my favorite authors and I stuck with them – end of story. My best piece of advice that I can give to all of you is this: DO! NOT! LIMIT! YOURSELF! You have no idea the injustice that you are committing on yourself. Get out there and break outside of your bow. Explore the writing of new authors. Maybe you won’t enjoy them all, but when you come to that terrific book that you would have missed otherwise, it will all be worth it! And on the heels of that advice, I strongly recommend that you read Ms. Busbee if you have yet to experience the joy her HR has brought to me. So hop to it! Get this book, give it a try, and get ready to fall in love in the best way possible for a reader of romance. ~~~
(ARC Paperback received from Kensington for review)